Exquisite D'Arcy's Studio & Havilland France 1901 Hand Painted Vibrant "Red Currant" Berry Plate by Artist, "Torres"
The D’Arcy’s Studio of Kalamazoo, MI was perhaps the premiere decorating studio in Michigan, as well as the very best in the Midwest outside of the great Chicago Studios, such as Pickard, Donath, Brauer, Osborne, and Stouffer. D’Arcy’s Studio started their decorating business in the early 1900’s and had an array of great Artist, including several from Pickard Studio of Chicago. Artist such as Leon, John Schindler, and Louis Groskopf ....all who produced wonderful floral creations that rivaled Chicago’s very best.
This hand painted Plate is a wonderful early 1900's, example of D'Arcy's Studio's fine work decorated on a vintage Havilland, France blank.
The beautiful D'Arcy's Studio hand painted Berry Plate, which measures about 8-5/8" wide, has been lavishly decorated in vibrant colors with "Red Currant", on stem & leaf, against a soft background of light cream yellow and light cream blue, A fancy scallop heavy gilded gold outer border highlighted with blue accenting just adds to its beauty.
The gorgeous D'Arcy's Studio vintage hand painted "Red Currant" Berry Plate is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the gold being overall excellent.
The outstanding vintage 1901 hand painted "Red Currant" Berry Plate displays a double mark; "Havilland France" & "D'Arcy's Studio" The Studio Artist, "Torres" has decorated and signed this beautiful piece.'
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